Sunday, August 01, 2021

August 01, 2021

 Flowers, Chess, and Inquisitors, Oh My!

While the weather is going crazy in many parts of the world lately, we have our own green thumb in the garden of Zurgat (also known as BBR here on the blog). This is a beautiful true lily. He also linked the wikipedia article if you feel like going down the wiki rabbit hole today. Don't mistake this for a fake lily! 

Wikipedia says "Most species are native to the temperate northern hemisphere, though their range extends into the northern subtropics. Many other plants have 'lily' in their common name but are not related to true lilies."

JK's Inquisitor Art

Did you know the multi-talented JapaniKatti is also an artist? She drew this cool piece of a person's Inquisitor, the main character's avatar, from Dragon Age: Inquisition! By the way, if you haven't checked out that game yet, I absolutely recommend it personally. Here's an affiliate link if you want to help out the blog.

JK's commissions are currently on hiatus but if you have any interest, DM her anyways if interested. Here's a link to her Twitter with commission prices and more info:

Playing Viking Teaching Chess

Viking has been working on a side project for a while that I'm happy to share with you. Most of us have heard of chess. It's a universally beloved game played by millions but it is seen as such an intellectual pursuit by some that it's perhaps intimidating to try. Viking is here to dispel those myths that chess is impossible to pick up and to show that it's a fun game that is easier than you'd think. 

His website/blog is aimed at beginners in chess. He hopes to help a lot of people. This post in particular is a good read if you're interested in his writing style and giving it a try. Scholar's mate is one of the most famous opening in chess and everyone encounters it at some point, he goes on to say. "Beginners should really know what to watch out for," he explains helpfully. Feel free to reach out to him or comment if you have interest!

Closing thoughts

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